Oldendorff Carriers takes delivery of new eco-friendly Kamsarmax
Germany-based dry bulk carrier owner and operator Oldendorff Carriers has taken delivery of the second eco-friendly Kamsarmax vessel from Chinese shipbuilder Hantong Shipyard.
As informed, the delivery ceremony of 82,000-ton bulk carrier Moudros took place in China on 2 November. The vessel has a total length of 229.00 meters, a width of 32.26 meters, and a depth of 20.35 meters.
The ship was designed by Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute.
In October last year, the German bulker owner signed up for up to 12 eco-friendly Kamsarmaxes.
The contract included 5 firm vessels, with options to purchase additional 7 ships. With the latest orders signed with the Chinese shipyard, Oldendorff will have a total of 31 vessels built at Hantong between 2016 and 2023, comprising 7 Newcastlemaxes and 24 Kamsarmaxes.
Oldendorff Carriers is working on a fleet renewal program by also embracing new technologies to help the vessels meet the net-zero goals. Recently, the company ordered U-type scrubbers for two newbuild Capesize vessels from Norwegian green technology company Yara Marine Technologies. This follows in the footsteps of previous contracts that have seen YMT install scrubbers and perform MARPOL compliance testing on 96 Oldendorff vessels.
Furthermore, Oldendorff Carriers has worked on trialing biofuel for its fleet. In January this year, Edwine Oldendorff, a Handy bulk carrier owned by Germany-based Oldendorff Carriers, completed a biofuel trial from Australia to Vietnam.
The 38,600 dwt vessel loaded 30,000 tonnes of sustainably certified malting barley from the Albany Grain Terminal in Western Australia for discharge in Vietnam using biofuel, supplied by BP.
The vessel was bunkered with an advanced biofuel blend, which is expected to result in 15% emissions avoided compared to conventional fossil fuels, according to the supplier.
The emission reduction potential has been analyzed as part of Oldendorff Carriers’ research agreement with MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.